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March 2009 Statistical challenges in the analysis of Cosmic Microwave Background radiation
Paolo Cabella, Domenico Marinucci
Ann. Appl. Stat. 3(1): 61-95 (March 2009). DOI: 10.1214/08-AOAS190


An enormous amount of observations on Cosmic Microwave Background radiation has been collected in the last decade, and much more data are expected in the near future from planned or operating satellite missions. These datasets are a goldmine of information for Cosmology and Theoretical Physics; their efficient exploitation posits several intriguing challenges from the statistical point of view. In this paper we review a number of open problems in CMB data analysis and we present applications to observations from the WMAP mission.


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Paolo Cabella. Domenico Marinucci. "Statistical challenges in the analysis of Cosmic Microwave Background radiation." Ann. Appl. Stat. 3 (1) 61 - 95, March 2009.


Published: March 2009
First available in Project Euclid: 16 April 2009

zbMATH: 1160.62097
MathSciNet: MR2668700
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/08-AOAS190

Keywords: angular power spectrum , bispectrum , Cosmic Microwave Background radiation , local curvature , Spherical random fields , spherical wavelets

Rights: Copyright © 2009 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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